Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
No Mem Ref Service No Rank Name Regiment / Service Battalion Date Of Death
1 01 15452 Pte. Davison, Robert Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 10th Battalion 02/12/1917
Town : Magherafelt
Latitude : 54.757011
Lontitude : -6.609601
Date Unveiled :
Union Road Presbyterian Church

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Memorial History
The plaque was erected in late March – early April 1920. It was unveiled by Miss Coey of Larne. The plaques lists the names of 13 men who served and one who died, Private Robert Davison.
The memorial reads:
This tablet was placed here by the members of the congregation to perpetuate the memory of the men connected with this church who nobly responded to the call of duty and fought for King and country in the Great War.
bullet Isaac Brown, I.C.R.C. (International Committee for the Red Cross?), from Aughagaskin, plate layer
bullet Gunner John Brown, Royal Garrison Artillery, Siege Artillery
bullet Private John Brown, 10th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, from Dunamoney
bullet Private John K Craig, 11th Queen’s Regiment, from Luney, Desertmartin
bullet Corporal James Kennedy Crossett, 9th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, from Carmain
bullet Private Robert Foster, 9th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, from Killyfaddy
bullet Lieutenant Thomas Houston M.C., 10th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, from Magherafelt
bullet Private Joseph W Hunter, 9th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, from Magherafelt
bullet Lieutenant William M Hunter, North Irish Horse, from Magherafelt
bullet Private James Magill, RCC, Royal Engineers, from Rainey Street
bullet Private Malcolm Magill, Military Medal, 10th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, from Rainey Street
bullet Corporal Thomas Magill, Tank Corps, from Rainey Street
bullet James Palmer, R.I.F. (Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?)
Lieutenant Thomas Houston received the Military Cross.
Private Malcolm Magill received the Military Medal in the same encounter for which John Harte and Thomas McIlroy received their Military Medals.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 7th April 1945: Twenty Five years Ago (27th March and 3rd April 1920)
The memorial tablet in Union Road Presbyterian Church, Magherafelt, in memory of fourteen young men of the congregation who joined up for the war was unveiled by Miss Coey of Larne.
Memorial References and Links
No Link Reference Doc
1 Dictionary of Irish Architects - Union Road Details of Union Road Presb. Church
2 Presbyterian Church In Ireland Details of those on memorial
3 Union Road Presbyterian Church Official website of the Church
4 Wikipedia - Sir Edward Coey Possibly the father of 'Miss Coey'